Jaume Torrent
(Barcelona, 1953- )

He began his guitar studies with Gracià Tarragó, disciple of Miquel Llobet. He has performed as a soloist with some of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe and America, having been conducted by R. Frühbeck de Burgos, Ph. Entremont, E. García Asensio, C. Mansur, H. Piénsese, R. Austin Boudreau , M. Natchev, I. Palko and G. Aykal among others.

He has premiered concerts for guitar and orchestra by important composers such as Jordi Cervelló and Xavier Benguerel. He recorded the full length of Heitor Villa-Lobos' guitar work and the work of Graciano Tarragó.

He is the holder of the Golden Fortune Prize 2004 (Ukraine) in recognition of the quality and popularity of his artistic career. In March 2012 he performed as soloist his four concertos for guitar and orchestra in the International Festival "Prospectives XXII siècle" in Perpignan (France) with the Orchestre Perpignan Mediterranée conducted by D. Tosi. In October of the same year he recorded his Concerto for guitar and orchestra "Concert de Rialp" with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Gdansk conducted by Ernst van Tiel.

He has been guitar teacher and director of the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu of Barcelona. He is the author of an extensive catalog of chamber, symphonic and solo guitar works. A personal treatment of the key and harmonic functions in coexistence with new sounds coming from unconventional techniques, make his language as a composer a true reflection of the current world, explained from an expressive language in which the musical message is in constant renovation.


Jaume Torrent Web

Sheet music on Editorial Boileau

Sheet music in Editorial Clivis


Suite "Nits d'estiu", for guitar